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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 114 0 Browse Search
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. The lines of each, when seen from the advanced positions of the enemy, showed a parapet of strong profile, supported at intervals by batteries having a flanking fire to the right and left, while in front was a ditch with several rows of abatis. For months the two armies thus confronted each other on the banks of the Appomattox, like mailed champions armed to the teeth, while Richmond, the prize of the struggle, waited apart, till her fate should be decided. The map of the battle of Five Forks shows the fortifications around Petersburg, and that of the Appomattox campaign those around Richmond. On the 31st of October, 1864, there were one hundred and fifty-three pieces in position on the national lines, of which twenty were field artillery; and at the fall of Richmond, in April, 1865, one hundred and seventy-five guns were captured, of which forty-one were either 6 or 12 pounders. This does not include the artillery found in the city, nor that taken in the field. In my ac
n Sheri-Dan's new plan of battle battle of Five Forks dispositions of Sheridan further obstructisouth comes in at the junction, and thus the Five Forks is formed. It is only two miles from the Sovalry reconnoissance on the White Oak road. Five Forks was a position he must hold at every hazardme Merritt had nearly obtained possession of Five Forks, but, meeting a strong body of infantry, wasinwiddie court-house, on the road leading to Five Forks, for three-quarters of a mile, with General , then in the neighborhood of a place called Five Forks. My division was the last to retire. . . .. western road, and Devin by the main one, to Five Forks. Twice he encountered temporary breastworkson this morning Lee directed Pickett to hold Five Forks, Pickett's Men, page 145. and the rebels the fight; and as Griffin met the cavalry at Five Forks, Sheridan in person placed him in command ofrs or losses of the cavalry at the battle of Five Forks. Crook's division, 3,000 strong, was south [9 more...]
Chapter 33: News of the battle of Five Forks Grant orders assaults on Petersburg spiritl soldiers. On the night of the battle of Five Forks Grant was still at Dabney's saw-mill, expectidn't run, he said, on any particular road. Five Forks was won, but the completeness of the successhad received intelligence of the disaster at Five Forks. He still had in front of Grant, between thvernment was yet apprised of the calamity at Five Forks. Lee's whole conduct at this crisis was thal one battle-field from Petersburg to beyond Five Forks. Everywhere the national columns had burst gather up what he had saved from the ruin at Five Forks, and form a junction with the rebel right nehe Fifth corps by the rear, and returning to Five Forks, marched out by the Ford road to Hatcher's r plan not unlike the strategy of Sheridan at Five Forks, though on a smaller scale. He made a feintming disaster. Not a rumor of the defeat at Five Forks had reached the rebel capital. On the contr[1 more...]
of the Appomattox. The garrison of Richmond and the troops from Bermuda Hundred neck were crowding down from the north, and those that had held the inner lines of Petersburg were retreating westward, while the forces cut off by the battle of Five Forks and the subsequent assaults hastened, north or south of the river, as they could, to meet their chief at Amelia court-house, which he had appointed for a rendezvous. When these all should come together, Lee would still have more than fifty thoity already provided for. Grant attacked in return, with his fiery subordinate, and the defeat of Pickett was instantly followed by the assaults on Petersburg. Not a moment was left the rebel chief to recover from the effect of the disaster at Five Forks, either to bring back Pickett, or himself to move in prompt endeavor to escape; but while Lee was still stunned and bewildered by the immensity of his misfortune and his peril, the terrible blow descended like the thunderbolt of a god. Richmon
ackenzie's arrival8,550 Strength of Mackenzie's cavalry brigade, army of the James [Mackenzie's report]1,682 —— April 1, 1865—Total effective force of all the cavalry10,282 This includes Crook's command, no portion of which was engaged at Five Forks, that entire command being south of Dinwiddie court-house and Stony creek, about four miles from the battle-field. Crook's strength, March 81st (morning)3,300 Crook's loss at Dinwiddie court-house, say250 Crook's strength April 1, 1865 (morning)3,050 From total effective April 1, 1865 =10,232 Take Crook's strength April 1, 18653,050 —— Total cavalry [Merritt's and Mackenzie's] engaged at Five Forks7,182 Headquarters, military division of the Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, November 26, 1880. I certify that the numbers given as the strength of the commands in the above statement—except the estimated loss of Crook's command at Dinwiddie court-house—are all taken from official reports now on. file at these Headquarters
,153 Chapin's Farm, September 29th and 30th, 18376961,458103142,272 Poplar Spring Church, September 30th and October 1st and 2nd, 1114026484341,3142,009 Darbytown Road, October 7th, 1864188142499249610 Darbytown Road, October 13th, 1864115416317200 Hatcher's Run and Boydton Road, October 27th and 28th, 101334560854831,284 Fair Oaks, October 27th and 28th, 87426408175701,103 Hatcher's Run, February 5th, 6th, and 7th, 1865610724512477730 Din widdie Court-house, March 30th, 186512238 Five Forks, April 1st, 1865492252676394 Amelia Springs and Court-house, April 5th, 18651421623 Sailors' Creek and Rice's Station, April 6th, 1865101343446117647 Farmville and High Bridge, April 7th, 1865751201059192 Appomattox Court-house, April 9th, 1865142744641?8 Siege and Assaults on Petersburg from June 16th, 1864, to April 2nd, 18651403,07955011,7941213,75119,435 Cavalry Corps, from May 9th, 1864, to April 8th, 18652527070763591,6222,809 This embraces the casualties in various minor
, 413; at Dinwiddie court-house, 467-470; at Five Forks, 485, 486, 493; battle of Sailor's creek, 57 Captain, at Cumberland river, III., 239. Five Forks, importance of, III., 457, 459; rebel activi, II., 106; on North Anna, 228; at battle of Five Forks, III., 490; relieves Warren in command of Fi 445, 447, 449, movements prior to battle of Five Forks, 471; relations to battle of Five Forks, 487Five Forks, 487, 495; final defence of Petersburg, 507-530; last dispatch from Petersburg, 530; evacuation of Peter228, 229; movements preliminary to battle of Five Forks, 442-482; final assaults on Petersburg, 500-t battle of Dinwiddie, 468-472; at battle of Five Forks, 495; pursuit to Appomattox, 524, 547, 552, , 1864, 438; in Appomattox campaign, 442; at Five Forks, 495; under Wilson, March, 1865, 637. Nel II., 418. Pickett, General George E., at Five Forks, III., 467; at battle of Dinwiddie, 470; at 2; before Petersburg, March 25 1865, 439; at Five Forks, 495; at final assaults on Petersburg 507; f[11 more...]